National Home Security Month Sponsored by Yale

National Home Security Month - October 2015 | St Locks

  October sees the annual scheme ‘National Home Security Month’ (NHSM) return. The program, sponsored by Yale, concentrates on different aspects of home security each week. Starting on 28th September and running all through October, the five different subjects covered over the coming weeks will be: Week 1 – National Home Security Month: Hints and tips for…

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Security for the Garden in Warmer Weather

St Locks are the local locksmith firm for Shrewsbury and surrounding areas.

The Crime Prevention Website (CPW) reported last month on the need to ensure that your garden is as secure as possible. Particularly during the warmer months. In their research the CPW observed that six different police forces from all around the UK had published warnings about thefts from residents gardens and sheds. Indeed, the CPW quoted…

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New Year, New Levels of Home Security

Home security advice from Saint Locks

The Crime Prevention website recently posted an article offering advice on home security, which Saint Locks would also like to promote for our customers. After all, your home should be your sanctuary and keeping it as secure as possible is very important.   British Insurance Approved Locks Having quality locks fitted on all of your entrance…

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Theres 5 lever….and theres 5 lever!

  So you have a “5 lever” mortice lock which means you are secure and are insurance compliant, right? …Wrong! All “5 lever” means is that your lock has 5 levers inside (ok, obvious,sorry) it doesnt mean you are secure by any means and it definitely does not mean you are complying with your insurers…

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Its getting darker….!

So the nights are drawing in and it wont be long before the clocks get turned, now is a great time to review your security and guard against what unfortunately will be the annual upturn in opportunist burglaries. There are a host of measures to deter your home getting “chosen” by the local pond life,…

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Up & over garage door?

Garage door

It often surprises me that people and businesses regularly spend their time and resources on their main building security and yet ignore the weakest and at risk storage space that they possess..their garage. And then they proceed to store some of their most valuable possessions  in this space! It is an unfortunate fact, that the majority…

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Should I change my locks when buying a new property?

Unfortunately the answer is yes, although many if not most people do not. So you probably think its just a sales pitch from your locksmith when he tells you that the average amount of key sets in existence to UK properties is 5…erhh…yes 5! So have you got them all? Of course its mostly innocent…

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Belle Vue Burglaries

“Police in Shrewsbury are warning residents in Belle vue to tighten up on their security following three reported burglaries in the area. One house and two sheds were broken into and in another separate incident two men were disturbed as they attempted to get into a house. The incidents all happened in the early hours of Thursday…

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“Honey, this lock is playing up again…..”

Sound familiar? Do you have a lock that is temperamental, stubborn, unreliable or that requires you to stand on one leg rubbing your tummy whilst turning the key to get it open? And are you constantly saying to yourself or your partner “we need to get that looked at soon”? Well my advice is get the…

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Worried about your sash window security?

Sash windows are a beautiful feature in any home or business and are prominent throughout many period properties in Shrewsbury & Shropshire. However they also need to be compliant to your insurers requirements and must be secured with a key operated locking device but these can be intrusive and detract from the cosmetic appearance of…

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